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Education is the product and/or process of facilitating the acquisition of one's knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA).


Main wikipage: Educational method

Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research.


The acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits is the main product of the Facilitating.

Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.


The general methodology of teaching is called pedagogy. The specific methodology of teaching adult learners, which is known as adult learning, is called andragogy.


Education is commonly divided formally into such stages as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, or apprenticeship.


In the educational strategy of UNESCO for 2014-2021, the concept of Lifelong learning - lifelong learning - occupies a central place. Gone are the days when it was possible to train employees only in training rooms. Last year, as businesses around the world went online en masse, even those employers who neglected distance learning opportunities had to learn new tools. After all, when the development of a team stops, the company does not grow either. Here are the 5 main trends that are transforming personnel development systems. 1. Digitalization

There is an opinion, first of all among people who live by outdated methods and practices in development, that the use of gadgets in education is inappropriate. It is as if they distract from the main thing - the acquisition of new knowledge. However, we see how rapidly modern technology is entering all areas of our lives: the advent of the printer has eliminated the need to write reports by hand, more modern digital solutions help to quickly find the information you need and process large amounts of data and more.

In fact, digital tools help to learn effectively and interestingly. Presentations, illustrations, videos, educational games, tests, web quests… Why print tons of educational materials if they can be digitized? .. Thanks to digitalization, employees can learn when and where they are comfortable, just holding a smartphone in hand. Moreover, this format of training has proven itself well in all industries and for various categories of staff, from top managers to "blue collar workers". 2. Virtual reality

Any information is best assimilated when you receive an emotion. For example, VR gave students the opportunity to visit the places described in the textbooks: to see the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, listen to a concert by Mozart or get acquainted with the atmosphere of Shakespeare's story about Romeo and Juliet. Learning with VR-lessons helps to see and feel people's lives in unusual (sometimes scary) conditions. For example, in Ukraine there is a multimedia project "Chernobyl360" - a virtual tour of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and its surroundings.

Virtual reality is also gaining ground in staff training. For example, companies train employees whose work involves a high level of danger, or conduct virtual tours of closed industries for beginners.

Read more: How to be noticeable to the employer: 5 PR and digital trends 3. Personalization

An individual trajectory is a learning route designed for a specific person, taking into account its features. Everyone can choose for themselves what they want to learn, how to organize the educational process and how to make a schedule.

Personalization shifts the emphasis: the focus of the learning process is not on the standards or requirements of the programs, but on the learner. His individual, weaknesses and strengths, talents, abilities - all these factors must be taken into account.

An individual approach to training implies that each employee has a training program tailored to his needs, in particular, the skills that are important to develop to achieve goals.

Read more: Top 8 HR trends 2021 4. Open source learning

"Open source learning" is becoming an increasingly popular field. This is a way for students to create learning materials and distribute them freely. Curricula can be supplemented at your discretion. For example, allows you to create a common structure for developing a large encyclopedia of knowledge, where everyone can add or change content. And in Finland, the Wikiloikka project has appeared - the world's first program that translates all school textbooks into an open source format.

This principle is widely used in employee training, when the team is involved in the process of sharing experiences, groups are created to discuss problems and complex cases from practice. This helps companies to make training programs flexible, as relevant as possible in the context of a particular business, to use the knowledge potential of their own team instead of teaching everything in external trainings. 5. Microlearning

The pace of life is accelerating, the pace of change is impressive, the need for learning is growing, and at the same time the opportunities for this are becoming less and less, in particular due to lack of time for development. Digitalization promotes micro-learning - development with the help of materials (such as video), which do not last long (from a few minutes) and are devoted to a narrow issue. Employees may not always leave the workplace for two or three days to undergo training, but it is possible to find time to watch a small video in a tight schedule. And if it is a daily habit - the development process becomes continuous.

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